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District of Malaysia
Location of Gombakڬومبق鹅唛县
Country  Malaysia
State Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Bandar Baru Selayang
 • District officer Huzaini Samsi
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 682,226[1]

Gombak is an administrative district (Malay: Daerah Pentadbiran) located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang. Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands to the east. Both Gombak and Kuala Lumpur, along with some other districts in Selangor, are situated within the Klang Valley.

The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM/UIAM) main campus is also located here as well as the Batu Caves. Gombak is also home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement, and it is the site of the National Aboriginal Museum, Orang Asli Museum and Mimaland, a recreation park which has operated between 1975 to 1994.

Gombak River merges with the larger Klang River in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting place of the two rivers is the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. At the center of the confluence is the Masjid Jamek.

Bird flu struck both Gombak and the Setapak areas in March 2006[citation needed] without causing any fatalities.

Local Area Government[edit]

Gombak is partly administrated by 2 different local governments completely within it, which fall under the state jurisdiction, not the district:

  1. Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ)
  2. Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS)

MPS area includes:

  1. Rawang
  2. Kuang
  3. Taman Templer
  4. Batu Caves
  5. Paya Jaras
  6. Gombak Setia

MPAJ area includes:

  1. Ulu Klang
  2. Bukit Antarabangsa
  3. Lembah Jaya (Ampang)

Recreational Area in Gombak[edit]

Gombak has a large amount of recreational area with untouched natural beauty.

  1. Sungai Kanching Recreational Park
  2. Ulu Yam Forest Reserve
  3. Commonwealth Park
  4. Templer Park
  5. Ulu Yam Dam
  6. Tasik Biru Seri Kundang
  7. Taman Tasik Sri Gombak

Tourist Attraction[edit]

  1. Hindu Temple Batu Caves
  2. Kayaking area at Ulu Yam Dam
  3. Rock Climbing area Batu Caves
  4. Uptown Danau Kota

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

Gombak, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts

List of Gombak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P97 Selayang William Leong Jee Keen Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 Gombak Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 Ampang Zuraida Kamarudin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P107 Subang Sivarasa K. Rasiah Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

List of Gombak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P97 N13 Kuang Abdul Shukur Idrus Barisan Nasional (BN)
P97 N14 Rawang Gan Pei Nei Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P97 N15 Taman Templer Subahan Kamal Barisan Nasional (BN)
P98 N16 Batu Caves Amirudin Shari Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N17 Gombak Setia Hassan Mohamed Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N18 Hulu Kelang Saari Sungib Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 N19 Bukit Antarabangsa Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 N20 Lembah Jaya Khasim Abdul Aziz Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P107 N38 Paya Jaras Muhammad Bushro Mat Johor Barisan Nasional (BN)


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